RenewableUK’s new chief executive Dan McGrail is calling for the government to increase the cap for the next round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions by 25%.
Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT) to acquire a portfolio of five Irish solar sites with an expected combined capacity of up to 250MW.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund has raised £105.1 million through an oversubscribed share placing, to target further diversification and expansion of its assets.
Voltalia has begun construction of its 49.9MW South Farm solar plant near Spetisbury, Dorset.
EDP Renewables (EDPR) has reached agreements to acquire a 544MW UK wind and solar portfolio, 118MW of which is solar currently under development.
Specialist international investment manager Amber Infrastructure Group has reached commercial close on the development of a 50MW/100MWh utility-scale battery energy storage project in west Lancashire.
Anesco has been awarded 12 contracts by Cubico Sustainable Investments and GLIL Infrastructure to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) for a jointly owned portfolio.
Highfield Solar has secured one of the first large-scale solar construction financing deals in Ireland for the development of two sites totalling 282MWp.
A floating solar development to be located in London’s Royal Docks set to provide renewable energy directly to London City Airport has won £40,000.
EDF Renewables UK is moving forward with its proposed development of a 49.9MW solar farm, with a public consultation now open.
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund (GRID) has raised £100 million to construct an additional 240MW of storage projects.
Continued price reductions are expected to increase the uptake of solar panels through the late 2020s, National Grid ESO has found.
The Coal Authority have flagged the success of its solar power in helping to decarbonise its operations, as looks to extend rollout.
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund (GRID) is on track to own more than 1.2GW of operational battery energy storage systems after securing a deal to acquire 425MW of projects from Gresham House Devco and expanding its exclusive pipeline by a further 427MW.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Tom Hoines, MD of Younity, about the challenges for community energy organisations in finding projects in a "very competitive market" and the need to encourage more involvement in community energy.
A total of 34 new solar generation sites and nine battery storage sites have secured connection contracts with UK Power Networks (UKPN) between January and May in Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Housing minister Christopher Pincher MP has announced plans to reform the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime.
Drax has announced plans for a new underground pumped hydro storage power station, and will seek planning permission to expand its Cruachan site in Scotland to 1.04GW.
Enso Energy is consulting on plans for a new solar-plus-storage site in the centre of the Welsh island of Anglesey.
The UK should grow its solar capacity to 210GW by 2050, unlocking a low cost transition to net zero, a new report has found.
The Foresight Group’s full portfolio of sustainable infrastructure, including its UK solar assets, is being digitalised in a new agreement with Sennen.
Voltalia has agreed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Axpo for its 7.2MW Tonge solar park located near Sittingbourne in Kent.
BayWa r.e. has been granted Provisional Acceptance for the repowering of Gresham House’s 4.984MWp ground mounted solar park Lake Farm.
On day two of Solar Media's Utility Solar Summit, discussions moved onto financing models for projects in a post-subsidy market, including the benefits of moving away from the strict deadlines that came with them.
The UK solar industry needs to treble to align with Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommendations, hitting 40GW of installed capacity by 2030.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) is pursuing a 500MW pipeline of energy storage assets after achieving what it said were “solid” financial results.
A new solar farm set to have an installed capacity of up to 50MW has been approved by Leeds City Council.
The first day of the inaugural Utility Solar Summit kicked off with discussions around the UK's growing subsidy-free solar pipeline, the new economic models and the big players. Solar Power Portal caught up with head of market intelligence Finlay Colville to talk about some of the key questions raised.
Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has acquired a portfolio of 187MWh of late-stage development battery storage projects in the UK.
Ahead of Solar Media’s inaugural Utility Solar Summit, we caught up with head of market intelligence Finlay Colville to discuss the key trends in the UK’s solar sector currently and what people can expect to get out of the event.